Supporters of the project said the wind farm would bring economic and energy benefits to the county while naysayers claimed it could hurt property values, generate noise and kill birds that fly into turbines.
(Source: KOAM News, AP, 14 June, 2019) Contact: NextEra Energy, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.nextrenewables.com
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Central to the program is AEE's partnerships with trade associations in a wide range of industries, whose membership encompasses virtually every segment of the marketplace and collectively represents enormous purchasing power. These trade associations have established relationships and channels of communication with their members and are able to create broad scale awareness of economically compelling energy reduction opportunities.
The massive, collective buying power of the trade associations has motivated installation contractors and manufacturers of energy products to offer substantially lower costs to complete projects. As a result, commercial building owners can complete projects to reduce energy cost by up to 80 pct at no cost at all, or costs so low to often be recovered through energy savings in as little as 3 to 12 months, according to the AEE.
Despite the wide range of available energy-saving technologies and compelling economics, the broad marketplace still has little awareness of the opportunity, and has done little to participate, he said. The Alliance for Energy Efficiency focus is to change that by commercializing energy efficiency through this program.
The AEE program includes a full range of energy technologies, including, but not limited to LED lighting, HVAC, controls, building management systems, demand control ventilation, variable frequency drives, window films and power factor correction. (Source: Alliance for Energy Efficiency, PNR, New Kerala, PR. 16 June, 2019)
Contact: Alliance for Energy Efficiency, 202.857.0666, www.ase.org
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With the expansion, the wind farm is expected to offset the emission of over 580,000 tpy of CO2. The wind farm's expansion output will be sold on the spot market from 2019 to 2022.
The original Delfina wind farm became operational in 2017 with an installed capacity of 180 MW. (Source: Enel SpA, Renewables, 13 June, 2019)Contact: Enel SpA, www.enel.com
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The SGRE system heats volcanic rocks to 750C using a resistance heater and blower, which can be powered by wind turbines. The heat can then be used to generate steam. SGRE notes the pilot can store 130 MWh of energy for up to one week. SGRE claims the technology offers a second-life option to existing power plants as it uses standard components.
SGRE is partnering with local utility Hamburg Energie -- which will market the stored electricty -- and the Hamburg University of Technology on the pilot, which received funding from the German government.
(Source: Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, Windpower, 13 June, 2019) Contact: Siemens Gamesa, www.siemensgamesa.com/en-int
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The project will involve 13 partners from across Europe and Brazil with a proven track record of HPC hardware, wind energy, numerical methods, software development and industrial applications.
With £2 million in Horizon 2020 funding, the High Performance Computing for Wind Energy (HPCWE) project will deliver a step change in the application of HPC on wind flow simulations and reshape almost every stage of wind energy exploration.
The HPCWE aims to address the key open challenges in applying HPC on wind energy, including efficient use of HPC resources in wind turbine simulations, accurate integration of meso- and micro-scale simulations, and optimization. (Source: University of Nottingham, AAAS, June, 2019) Contact: University of Nottingham, Dr Xuerui Mao, Faculty of Engineering, +44 0 11574 86020,
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The schools are now projected to cost a collective $148 million, or $38 million more than originally estimated.
The board was told that adhering to the lesser LEED Silver standard would add 8 pct to the cost, or about $12 million.
Eliminating LEED standards in the construction would save possibly $3 million of that because money would still need to be spent energy efficient doors, windows and lighting.
All three schools are to be equipped with solar energy panels, now seen as more effective in cutting energy costs than building to LEED standards. The buildings are slated to open in 2020. (Source: Richmond Free Press, Jeremy Lazarus, 14 June, 2019) Contact: USGBC, (202) 552-1500, www.usgbc.org
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The most recent award was the 232 MW Milligan project, located in Milligan County, Neb. For the project, Siemens will build 30 SG 4.5-145 and 36 SG 2.7-129 wind turbines. The 4.5-145 features a 71 meter or 233-foot long blade. With these recent orders, Siemens Gamesa eclipsed the 1-gigawatt mark for its SG 4.5-145 turbines sold worldwide. The other new projects are the 241 MW Coyote wind project in Texas, and 246 MW Oso Grande wind project in New Mexico. Coyote, located in Scurry County, Texas, will feature 48 SG 4.5-145 and 11 SWT-2.3-108 wind turbines. Project completion is targeted for the summer of 2020.
The Oso Grande wind project will also utilize 48 SG 4.5-145 and 13 SWT-2.3-108 wind turbines. Located about 43 miles southeast of Roswell, N.M., commissioning of this wind farm is slated for Q4, 2020.
The SG 4.5-145 offers a flexible power rating, from 4.2 to 4.8 MW, depending on site conditions, the company stated in a release. It is optimized for medium wind onshore locations to maximize energy production with low noise emission levels. (Source: Siemens Gamesa, Dodge City Daily Globe, 4 June, 2019) Contact: EDF Renewables North America, Tristan Grimbert, Pres. & CEO, Sandi Briner, (858) 521-3525, www.edf-re.com, www.edf-energies-nouvelles.com; Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, Siemens Gamesa Americas Service, Darnell Walker, CEO, www.siemensgamesa.com/en-int/products-and-services
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The plan calls for reducing energy consumption and emissions from the transportation sector, accelerating deployment of renewable energy, maximizing energy efficiency and conservation, reducing energy use through decarbonization, modernizing the electric grid and utility infrastructure, as well as expanding clean energy job training opportunities and programs.
Download the NJ PUC Draft 2019 New Jersey Energy Master Plan HERE. (Source: NJ PUC, NJ 101.5, June, 2019)
Contact: NJ PUC, (800) 624-0241, www.bpu.state.nj.us
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The projects include the Ekola and TB Flats I & II wind farms in Wyoming's Carbon County and the Cedar Springs wind park in Converse County, totaling 1,150 MW.
The re-powering projects will upgrade existing wind turbines in Converse and Carbon counties, and the Gateway West Transmission project will install a 140-mile (225km) transmission line in Sweetwater and Carbon counties.
(Source: Rocky Mountain Power, Renewables, 11 June, 2019) Contact: Rocky Mountain Power, Rita Meyer, VP, (800) 222-4335, www.rockymountainpower.net
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The plant began production in mid-April with the first AW132/3300 nacelles for projects for the power utility AES Generacion S.A. The plant's nacelles and hubs assembly shop is designed for an annual capacity of up to 500 MW. Nordex is also establishing three plants for concrete towers.
FAdeA is a listed aviation company under the auspices of the Argentinian Ministry of Defense.
Nordex has installed more than 25 GW of wind energy capacity in over 40 markets and has joint manufacturing capacity factories in Germany, Spain, Brazil, the United States, India, Argentina and in the near future Mexico. (Source: Nordex, PR, 6 June, 2019) Contact: Nordex, Felix Losada, +49 - 40 - 300 30 -1000. +49 - 40 - 300 30 -1101,
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The goal of the agreement is to strengthen both Vestas' and Rusnano's positions in the Russian sustainable energy market, according to the Vesta's release. (Source: Vestas, Renewables Now, 6 June, 2019)Contact: Vestas, Christina Schmidt, +49 40 46778 5153, +49 (0) 160 90141736., email@example.com, www.vestas.com; Rusnano, +7 495 988 5388, (65) 681 0747 - US Office, https://en.rusnano.com
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The projects are slated for completion in 2022 at an expected cost of approximately $2 billion.
Greenko aims to establish an efficient energy platform to generate round-the-clock (RTC) power is an attempt to create a reliable and schedulable power generation and eventually replace fossil fuels.The majority of Greenko's installations are in the wind, solar and hydro with a combined capacity of 4.2 GW.
(Source: Greenko Energy, MERCOM, 6 June, 2019) Contact: Greenko Energy, Anil Chalamalasetty, CEO, +91 40 40301000, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.greenkogroup.com
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The project, which will incorporate up to seventy-one, 2.82 MW GE wind turbines, is expected to begin construction and startup in 2021. Three Waters is being developed and will be owned and operated by Scout Clean Energy.
Scout is presently developing 2,400 MW of wind energy projects across 10 US states. (Source: Scout Clean Energy, PR, 4 June, 2019) Contact: Scout Clean Energy, Michael Rucker, CEO, (303) 284-7566, email@example.com,
www.scoutcleanenergy.com; Quinbrook, www.quinbrook.com; Minnesota Municipal Power Agency, (507) 285-0478, www.mmpa.org
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The project, which has a 10-year PPA with state-run Taiwan Power Company, is slated for completion by year-end 2021.
WPD holds a 73 pct stake in the wind farm and a Japan-based consortium of Sojiitz, JXTG Nippon Oil & Energy, Chugoku Electric Power, Chudenko and Shikoku Electric Power hold the remaining 27 pct stake.
(Source: WPD Taiwan Energy, DigiTimes Taiwan, 3 June, 2019) Contact: WPD, www.wpd.de/en
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The project, which is located 120 km off the Yorkshire Coast, will incorporate 174 Siemens Gamesa 7-MW turbines, 50 of which are currently operational.
The wind farm is expected to be fully online in 2020. (Source: Orsted, Windpower Enc., 3 June, 2019)Contact: Orsted, Martin Neubert, Exex. VP and CEO of Offshore, Daniel Lerup, Inv. Relations, +45 99 55 97 22, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.orsted.dk
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Equinor expects to start working on obtaining the necessary permits for the project by the end of the year and to put the wind farm into operation in 2024.
If selected, the project is expected to be similar to Equinor's 30MW Hywind Scotland, the world's first commercial-scale floating wind farm operation. (Source: Equinor, Offshore Wind Biz, 4 June, 2019) Contact: Equinor, www.equinor.com/en
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The card uses the Aland Index to quantify consumers' carbon footprint and compute offset costs using the World Bank's carbon price. Consumers can use the data supplied to either reduce their carbon footprint through behavior change, or to buy offset credits from UN-certified projects that reduce, avoid or remove GHG emissions.
Users can also directly compensate for their GHG emissions, through projects meeting the criteria of UN-certified green projects. To identify the carbon dioxide (CO2) impact of each transaction, the Do card uses the Aland Index, developed in 2017 by Bank of Aland in Finland.
Partnering with the Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the initiative encourages users to compensate their carbon footprints in UN-certified projects that reduce, avoid or remove GHG emissions. The projects are implemented in developing countries and are rewarded with Certified Emission Reductions (CERs) as well as Gold Standard. Ranging from cleaner-burning cook stoves to wind-generated electricity and clean waste disposal, all projects contribute to global emissions reductionsA savings product by the company offers an interest rate that includes investment in climate-friendly projects. (Source: UNFCCC Press Release, 30 April, 2019) Contact: UNFCCC, www.unfccc.int
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National Grid will pay 9.8 cents per kilowatt-hour as part of a deal that state energy officials estimate could save Rhode Island electric consumers $90 million over the life of the contract -- roughly 50 cents per month for the typical customer.
The Revolution project is expected to generate sufficient energy for approximately 270,000 homes when it comes online in 2023.
(Source: Rhode Island Public Utilities Commission, Fall River Herald, 29 May, 2019) Contact: Rhode Island Public Utilities Commission, (401) 941-4500, www.ripuc.org; Orsted, Martin Neubert, Exex. VP and CEO of Offshore, Daniel Lerup, Inv. Relations, +45 99 55 97 22, email@example.com, www.orsted.dk; National Grid, www.nationalgridus.com
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The projected new contract is valued at $472.6 million, including energy costs and regulated Oncor transmission and distribution costs.
The new contract is expected to save nearly $80 million in energy costs over the 10-year term of the contract compared to the current contract. This includes a projected $3.66 million savings in the current budget year between June 1st and September 30th, and $7.85 million overall projected savings annually in the next budget year and beyond.
(Source: City of Dallas, PR, 29 May, 2019) Contact: City of Dallas, T.C. Broadnax, City Mgr., www.dallascityhall.com;
TXU Energy, www.txu.com
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With this acquisition, Potentia now has over 850 MW of operating, under-construction and long-term contracted wind and solar assets in Canada, United States and the Caribbean, according to the company.
(Source: Goldwind, PR, May, 2019) Contact: Potentia Renewables,
Jeff Jenner, CEO .(416) 703-1911, www.potentiarenewables.com
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Section 179D of the tax code offers a tax deduction to building owners and businesses for energy efficiency improvements such as lighting, heating and cooling, hot water systems, ventilation, or the building envelope like insulation or windows. It offers incentives for upgrades at new or existing buildings that cut the total energy and power cost by at least 50 percent compared to a building meeting the ASHRAE codes baseline for energy efficiency.
Jason Hartke, CEO, Alliance to Save Energy states, "This is a key tax incentive for encouraging energy efficiency in commercial buildings, which account for about 20 percent of U.S. energy consumption. It is important that Congress extend this incentive to give building owners and designers the certainty they need to make these investments." (Source: Office of Rep. Jeff Van Drew, PR, Cap May Herald, 31 May, 2019)
Contact: Office of Rep. Jeff Van Drew, www.vandrew.house.gov; Rep Mike Kelly, https://kelly.house.gov;
Alliance to Save Energy, (202) 857-0666, www.ase.org
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The facility is optimally located adjacent to a 20 megawatt (MW) wind farm and existing Hydro One electrical infrastructure. With support from Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) and Hydro One, the facility originally demonstrated the effectiveness of distributed energy resources (DERs) and successfully completed reactive power validation and power quality testing. Ten 500 kilowatt (kW) flywheels were deployed in a modular arrangement to deliver 10 MW of flexible range (+/-5 MW) to the Ontario grid.
(Source: NRStor Inc., PR, 30 May, 2019)
Temporal Power, (905) 581-4474, www.temporalpower.ca
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MEAN is bringing the equivalent wind power onto its grid to provide for all of the electricity in Glenwood Springs. As other communities follow in Glenwood's path, MEAN will increase the total renewables on the grid, benefiting all the members.
According to MEAN, move to 100 pct wind saves the environment 77,156 tpy of CO2 emission that the City of Glenwood Springs would have "created" using MEAN fossil fuel plants to generate power.
(Source: MEAN, City of Glenwood Springs, PR, 30 May, 2019) Contact: Municipal Energy Agency of Nebraska, (402) 474-4759, www.nmppenergy.org/mean; City of Glenwood Springs, (970) 384-6400, www.ci.glenwood-springs.co.us
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The $200 million project, which is slated to begin producing power by December of this year, will generate 137 MW of electricity, enough to power about 100,000 households. The electricity will be sold to Puget Sound Energy. (Source: TransAlta, Daily Chronicle, 29 May, 2019) Contact: RES Americas, Andrew Fowler, (303) 439-4225, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.res-americas.com;
TransAlta, TransAlta, (855) 255-9184, www.transalta.com
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The initiative is in keeping with the town's self-imposed goal of cutting its greenhouse gas emissions by 25 pct of 2009 levels by 2025. To that end, Holy Cross Energy is recommending the installation of a solar array at the town's public works shops.
The city's purchases from Holy Cross will come from wind, solar or hydroelectric generation and will not count toward the town's existing greenhouse gas reduction goals. (Source: Vail Daily, 27 May, 2019) Contact: Town of Vail, Kristen Bertuglia, Env. Mgr., www.vailgov.com; Holy Cross Energy, www.holycross.com
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But nuclear fleets in the US and Europe are on average more than 35 years old and many of the world's 452 reactors are set to close as cheap gas and tighter safety requirements make them uneconomical to operate.
According to the IEA report, "Without policy changes, advanced economies could lose 25 pct of their nuclear capacity by 2025 and as much as two-thirds of it by 2040." The report notes renewables like wind power have increased in advanced economies, but the decline in nuclear has left the clean energy share of the global power supply unchanged in 20 years. In order to offset the expected decline of nuclear, investments in renewables would have to grow fivefold, the report adds.
According to IEA Energy Markets chief Keisuke Sadamori, it is more expensive to build new wind and solar than to extend the lifespan of existing reactors, which require investment of $500 million to $1 billion per GW of capacity.
Many U.S. reactors have already seen their lifespan extended to 60 from 40 years.(Source: IEA, CBC, 27 May, 2019) Contact: International Energy Agency, Dr. Fatih Birol, Exec. Dir., +33 1 40 57 65 00, www.iea.org
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Initially, construction of the 200-MW project was to have gotten underway in mid-April 2019. By then, 15 of the 32 wind turbines had already been delivered on time and transported to the base port in Eemshaven. The remaining 17 of the 32 wind turbines are now slated for delivery in autumn 2019.
(Source: Senvion, reve, 28 May, 2019)Contact: Trianel Windkraftwerk Borkum II, www.trianel-borkumzwei.de; Senvion, Jurgen Geissinger, CEO, +49 40 5 55 50 90 0, www.senvion.com
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The two companies have been active in the Nordic wind sector since 2017, when the Finns acquired three Norwegian projects totaling 170 MW from Nordkraft.
Nordkraft has also supported Helsinki-headquartered Fortum Oyi on the construction and operation and maintenance of the projects. (Source: Fortum, Nordkraft, renews, 27 May, 2019) Contact: Fortum Oyi, www3.fortum.com;
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The prices will still be subsidized by the National Renewable Energy Development Fund but the ceiling will fall in 2020 when projects are required to reach "grid-price parity" and compete equally with the cost of coal power in their region.
The NDRC notice also introduced a new guidance price for newly approved offshore wind power projects.
(Source: NDRC, Caixin, 27 May, 2019)Contact: China National Development and Reform Commission, en.ndrc.gov.cn
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With the green energy legislation, Maryland joins seven others with renewable energy goals of 50 pct or more. Three-quarters of Maryland's green energy supply came from outside the state in 2017.
The new Clean Energy Jobs Act, which is expected to increase an average Maryland residential utility bill by approximately $1.50 per month, has been criticized as not doing enough to combat climate change and not guaranteeing that the tens of millions of dollars of subsidies paid out each year translates to jobs in Maryland.
Maryland Governor Larry Hogan (R), who endorses renewable energy, expressed his support for expanding the mandate to 100 pct clean energy by 2040,
and said he would push for competition in the industry to limit costs for ratepayers. (Source: Baltimore Sun, 22 May, 2019) Contact: Office of Maryland Governor Larry Hogan, (410) 974-3901, https://governor.maryland.gov/contact-us
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The Borssele III & IV wind farm is being developed by the Blauwwind consortium -- Partners Group, Shell, Eneco,Van Oord -- and will incorporate 77 MHI Vestas 9.5MW wind turbines installed 22km offshore Zeeland. The project is slated for commissioning and operation in 2021.
(Source: Microsoft, Offshore Wind, 23 May, 2019) Contact: Microsoft Netherland, Ernst-Jan Stigter, General Manager, +31 20 500 1500, www.microsoft.com/nl-nl/overnederland;Blauwwind ConsortiumBlauwwind , LinkedIn
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The new Cell Cube FB500- 2000 offers up to 1,000 volts DC for charging and discharging and is capable of over 20,000 deep discharge cycles which translates to a life span of over 25- 30 years. The system is designed for use in large grid-scale utility applications, collocation with solar parks and wind farms.
CellCube develops, manufactures, and markets energy storage systems on the basis of vanadium redox flow technology and has over 136 project installations and a 11 year operational track record. (Source: CellCube Energy Storage Systems Inc., PR, 23 May, 2019) Contact: CellCube Energy Storage Systems Inc., Stefan Schauss, CEO, 800-882-3213, email@example.com,
www.cellcubeenergystorage.com , www.cellcube.com]
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The project will incorporate 51, 4.2MW Vestas turbines. Construction is expected to begin this July. (Source: Alinta Energy, Others, Renew Economy, 23 May, 2019) Contact: Alinta Energy, www.alintaenergy.com.au/home
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The bill also allows utilities to charge ratepayers a fee to cover subsidies for Ohio Valley Electric Corporation (OVEC) and its two coal plants. The charge to residential ratepayers was cut from $2.50 to $1 a month, reducing the money for credits from $300 million to about $190 million.
(Source: Cincinnati Public Radio, Statehouse News Bureau, 22 May, 2019)
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Under the agreement, SGRE will service the turbines and implement value-added analytics such as NEM Solutions and SCADA Diagnostics, later this year.
Since 2010, SGRE has been maintaining wind turbines of other manufacturers. In the US, the company currently has more than 10,000 wind turbines in operation totaling nearly 20GW.
(Source: Pattern Energy, Power Technology, 23 May, 2019)Contact: Pattern Energy Group, Mike Garland, CEO, Matt Dallas, (917) 363-1333, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.patternenergy.com; Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, Siemens Gamesa Americas Service, Darnell Walker, CEO, www.siemensgamesa.com/en-int/products-and-services
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Wind power, according to Xinhua, is the third-largest source of energy in the country after coal and hydropower. The country is already the world leader in wind power with 187 GW in capacity in early 2018. The plan is to increase this to 210 GW by the end of 2020. In 2019 China generated 1.87 trillion kWh of electricity from renewable sources, according to Xinhua.
(Source: Xinhua, oilprice.com, 21 May, 2019)
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The project will feature a VestasOnline® Business SCADA solution to lower turbine downtime and optimize the energy output. Turbine delivery is slated for Q2, 2020, for commissioning in Q1, 2021.
(Source: Vestas, PR, 21 May, 2019) Contact: Vestas,
Christina Schmidt, +49 40 46778 5153,
Mobile - +49 (0) 160 90141736.,
email@example.com, www.vestas.com; Fortum Oyi, Joonas Rauramo, VP Wind Generation, Vesa Koivisto, Development Manager, +358-50-453-6322, +358 10 4511, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.fortum.com
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The N155/4.5 is aimed at growth markets with medium wind conditions and for sites "without strict requirements on maximum noise levels or high levels of effective turbulence intensity --
much of the U.S., Latin America, South Africa and south-east Asia," according to Nordex.
The turbine, which uses the same doubly-fed induction generator (DFIG) as previous Delta4000 turbines, will initially be available with a 108-metre steel tower, a 120-metre concrete tower and a 164-metre hybrid tower.
Production is due to start in late 2020. (Source: Nordex, May, 2019) Contact: Nordex SE, Felix Losada, +49 (0) 40 300 30 1141, email@example.com, www.nordex-online.com
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Under the terms of the order, Vesta will supply and commission the turbines along with a 5-year Active Output Management (AOM 5000) service agreement, which was designed to ensure optimized performance for the lifetime of the project.
Turbine delivery is slated for Q2, 2020 for commissioning in Q3, 2020.
(Source: Vestas, Compelo, 21 May, 2019) Contact: Vestas, Chris Brown, US & Canada Sales & Serv., www.vestas.com;
EDF Renewables North America, Art DelRio, VP, Wind Technology Strategy, www.edf-re.com
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Among the findings, Perdigao, a field experiment in Vale do Cobrao, a valley in eastern Portugal, shows that the speed and direction of wind over complex terrain at the height of wind turbine hubs differ by as much as 40-50 pct from standard weather forecasts that wind turbine operators rely on to bring facilities online and supply wind power to the grid, according to a report published in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society.
To be useful, wind power forecasts need to be made at least six hours in advance so electric grid operators can balance loads effectively. The Perdigao study aims to improve such forecasts by improving "microscale" models which capture the details of flow surrounding a wind turbine providing wind information at points separated by 100 meters compared to tens of kilometers in standard weather prediction models.
The study was funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) NSF Division of Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences. (Source: NSF, 19 May, 2019) Contact:
NSF Public Affairs, (703) 292-8070, firstname.lastname@example.org; www.nsf.gov
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Japan's Orix Corporation reports it will purchase the remaining shares in seven Indian wind power plants totaling 874 MW in the form of special purpose vehicles (SPVs) from Mumbai-based Infrastructure Leasing and Financial Services (IL&FS) Wind Energy Limited (IWEL). Orix already holds 49 pct of the seven wind farms.
IL&FS expects deal to be closed by the end of June 2019, subject to compliance and regulatory approvals.
(Source: IL&FS, PTI, !8 May, 2019) Contact: Infrastructure Leasing and Financial Services, www.ilfsindia.com; ORIX, www.orix.co.jp/grp
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Saudi Arabia plans to use renewable energy such as solar (40 GW), wind (16 GW), and concentrated solar (3 GW) through large-scale investments by 2030,
according to a report by state news agency, SPA.
Speaking in Abu Dhabi on 15 January, the Saudi Minister of Energy, Industry, and Mineral Resources, said at least 12 renewable energy projects would be launched in 2019 as the kingdom diversifies its energy sector away from petrodollars. (Source: SPA, Middle East Utilities, May, 2019)
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To that end, both cities have set targets exceeding the Scottish government's 2045 net-zero target and that set by the UK government's Committee on Climate Change of 2050.
Achieving net-zero status involves more than reducing emissions, it also involves offsetting greenhouse gases released with initiatives such as planting trees.
Glasgow City Council is working with Scottish Power, the energy provider in charge of the UK's largest onshore wind farm near Glasgow. Glasgow's energy sector is dominated by wind power and continued investment in the electricity grid has allowed the city to focus on other parts of the economy such as transport and heating.
Edinburgh's carbon emissions have fallen by about a third since 2005, and the city council aims to continue that momentum by boosting renewable energy, making the city centre a low-emissions zone and encouraging low-carbon design for construction projects.
The city also has schemes in place to reduce waste and increase recycling.
Additionally, cyclists, pedestrians and public transport will have better access to the city centre, which will be off-limits to most cars to help cut emissions. (Source: World Economic Forum May, 2019)
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The facility, with a 1,200-MW high-voltage direct current converter and 400 MW of battery storage capacity, will serve as the "plug-in" between offshore wind turbines and the power grid from which local homes and buildings receive electricity. Between the 1,200 watts being converted onsite and the energy being stored, the facility's output would be "comparable" to a peak of 1,600 MW.
Anbaric estimates the project will come in at roughly $645 million.
Anbaric Development Partners creates new entities that transform old energy systems into more effective and resilient ones with an emphasis on clean energy. The company's financial partner is the Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan, a $189 billion public pension fund, according to the company website.
(Source: Anbaric Development Partners, Providence Journal, 13 May, 2019) Contact: Anbaric Development Partners, Edward Krapels, CEO, (781) 683 0711, www.anbaric.com
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The proposed project is expected to include up to 112 wind turbines and associated facilities, including a 345-kilovolt transmission line with an associated 345-kV interconnection substation located in Glenwood Township. The $400 million project is expected to come online in 2020. A buyer for the power produced by the project has not been announced.(Source: South Dakota Public Utilities Commission, Capital Journal, May 15, 2019) Contact: South Dakota Public Utilities Commission,
(605) 773-3201, https://puc.sd.gov; Deuel Harvest North Wind Farm,
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Axis Energy Ventures, the flagship company of Axis Energy Group, develops renewable and clean energy projects and has committed to develop 12,500 MW of renewable energy projects by FY 2022. (Source: Brookfield Asset Management, Economic Times India, 16 May, 2019)
Contact: Brookfield Asset Management, (416) 363-9491, www.brookfield.com; Axis Energy Group India, https://ca.linkedin.com/company/axisenergygroup, www.axisenergy.in
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